Halperin: Sarah Palin ‘has so much star power…’


In a Today Show segment which contemplates what Governor Palin will do next, TIME Magazine Senior Political AnalystMark Halperin comments that the Republican Party’s first female vice presidential candidate still has star power:

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Halperin says the governor’s star power insures that she will be part of the conversation, even if she isn’t a dominant force in the Republican Party. But after the 2008 election, she aligned herself with grassroots conservatives, not with GOP insiders. Still, Halperin’s observation — and indeed the mere fact that the NBC morning show’s producers felt the need to cover her departure from Fox News and speculate on her future — flies in the face of her critics in both political parties who claim that she is no longer “relevant.” They’ve been making that claim since November of 2008, but they still can’t stop talking about her. As Gov. Palin said in her Breitbart interview, “When it comes to defending our republic, we haven’t begun to fight! But we delight in those who underestimate us.”

h/t: Tony Lee | Cross-posted at The SPJ

– JP